Vandal Athletics Cruise in Seattle June 18

In just one week the inaugural "Coaches Cruise" sets sail, hosted by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Vandal Scholarship Fund (VSF). Guests of honor at this event include Nick Holt (Football), Tom Jager (Women's Swimming), Rob Spear (Idaho AD), and Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson. Space is still available for this opportunity to mingle with Idaho fans and alums, view the Seattle waterfront, and catch up on the changes happening within the Idaho Athletic Department.

Final preparations have been made and the schedule is set for an evening cruise on Puget Sound with Elliott Bay Argosy Cruises on Saturday, June 18, 2005, organized by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Vandal Scholarship Fund.

Courtesy Argosy Cruises
Partially enclosed upper deck includes spacious open deck space.
This premiere event, scheduled to take place on Argosy's "Lady Mary" touring vessel, celebrates Idaho's long-awaited admission into the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) for all sports beginning this fall. The 3 hour cruise, which sets sail at 7:00pm sharp on Saturday, June 18, provides outstanding views of the Seattle skyline, Elliott Bay, and the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges at sunset. The Lady Mary offers 2 decks, including a spacious and fully enclosed main deck with a private catering area. The second deck is partially enclosed with open deck space. A no-host, full-service bar is available on both the main and upper decks, while appetizers will be served on the main deck and are included in the ticket price.

Guest speakers at this event will include:

  Karl Benson, Western Athletic Conference Commissioner
  Rob Spear, University of Idaho Director of Athletics
  Nick Holt, University of Idaho Head Football Coach
  Tom Jager, University of Idaho Women's Head Swimming Coach

Space is still available for this rare western Washington event. Individual tickets are available for $55, and tickets can also be purchased in pairs for $100. To reserve space, orders must be received by JUNE 15, 2005. Or, to make arrangements to pay at the dock, please contact Puget Sound VSF President PAT LEWIS ('92) at 425-273-6322 or email him at

To reserve space, mail your check payable to:

Pugest Sound VSF
c/o Meg Taylor
12033 11th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98177

Boarding for this event begins at 6:30pm on Pier 55 (Seattle Waterfront). THE BOAT DEPARTS AT 7:00PM SHARP (there is a Mariner's game the same night, so plan your trip to the pier accordingly)! The Lady Mary will return to shore at 10:00pm.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Vandal Scholarship Fund, which funds over 300 student-athlete scholarships at the University of Idaho. Auction items include:

- Sideline passes to the Idaho vs. UW football game
- Mike Holmgren autographed football
- Danny Fortson autographed Sonics jersey

Don't wait, purchase your tickets today!

Courtesy Argosy Cruises
The Lady Mary offers a spacious and fully enclosed main deck with a private catering area. The second deck is partially enclosed with extensive open deck space.

Courtesy Argosy Cruises
Two no-host, full-service bars will be open throughout the event on the main and upper decks.

Courtesy Argosy Cruises
View of the fully enclosed main deck, but dressed out in Vandal colors (not necessarily the wedding reception fittings shown here). Catered appetizers will be provided on this deck.

Courtesy Argosy Cruises
A view from the partially enclosed upper deck. Speakers mounted to the ceiling make it possible for the Guest Speakers to be heard clearly on both decks.

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